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Re: Whirlpool Compact Stackable Washer/Dryer at Lowe's:
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Post# 51951   12/28/2004 at 16:53 (6,996 days old) by SactoTeddyBear ()        

Hey! Club Friend's, I wanted to share with you, in case any haven't noticed yet, that I was on the Whirlpool Web-Site last night {Monday, Dec 27th} and they've got their new Compact Front-Load Washer/Dryer Stackable's on the Site now. I wrote Whirlpool when they first were listed on the Lowe's Site, requesting some Literature of them and Whirlpool told me at that time that the Matched Compact Set were a special order Model made just for Lowe's. I'm thinking that maybe enough people inquired about seeing them on the Whirlpool Site and wanting Literature telling about them. I'm going to try to write to them again, to see if they will now send me some Literature of the new Compact Stackable Set.

Peace and Happiness, Steve

Post# 51971 , Reply# 1   12/28/2004 at 23:29 (6,996 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The Lowes exclusive may have only been for a predetermined length of time, I saw them at our local Nebraska Furniture Mart appliance dept. about a month ago - next to the Maytag compact set.

Post# 51979 , Reply# 2   12/29/2004 at 03:21 (6,996 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I downloaded the manual (for the washer, the one for the dryer is not yet available). I noticed some things.

On the website Whirlpool says it has 5 temperature settings, but the temperature settings are integrated in the cycles. I can only see three temperatures in the manual, hot, warm and cold. There are no delicate cycles. There is however a Handwash cycle, but that only has a warm temperature setting, like the Quickwash cycle. No cold for woolens and other delicate stuff. The website tells us that it has an internal water heater, no mention of that in the manual and IIRC discussions about this machine it doesn't have one.

This washer has no heating element, but it also doesn't have a bleach dispenser. You are supposed to clean this washer out with chlorine bleach, yet you can't use it on your whites.

It has a lint filter, not a button trap. Most modern European washers have a self cleaning lint filter that doesn't need cleaning. This washer has a filter that apparently needs to be cleaned every month.

The capacity is rather big, it's rated 2.9 cu ft. which is the same as the Maytag Neptune frontloader.

There is a pedestal available.

Post# 51988 , Reply# 3   12/29/2004 at 09:28 (6,996 days old) by christd1 ()        

These are not 2.9 cu. ft. DOE capacity but 2.9 IEC rating. These are smaller than both the neptune and the FriGEmores.

Post# 52161 , Reply# 4   12/31/2069 at 18:00 (19,777 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

They certainly don't sound very flexible.

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